Minister of Foreign Affairs: US declaration on Jerusalem harms peace process, constitutes bias in the American position 2 Cairo

Sunday 1439/3/22 - 2017/12/10
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Al-Jubeir added, "Consequently and from this platform, my government calls on the US administration to back down from its decision and support the international will to enable the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights, taking into account that this step, although it will not change or prejudice the firm rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and other occupied territories, it represents a significant retreat in efforts to push the peace process forward and a disruption of the US position."
The Foreign Minister said in his speech during the emergency meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, "We call upon the international community to intensify its efforts to push forward the peace process in order to put an end to this historic conflict within the framework of a permanent, just and comprehensive solution based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative to enable the Palestinian people to restore their legitimate rights in an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to establish peace, security and stability in the region and the world at large."
Adel Al-Jubeir concluded by saying, "I ask God Almighty to preserve our people in the occupied Palestinian territories, to preserve our holy Quds and to perpetuate in our homeland the blessings of security, safety and stability."
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01:05 LOCAL TIME 22:05 GMT